There’s a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. that claims, “Life’s most persistent and pressing query is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” I’m proud that our neighborhood’s well being system, Lee Well being, is staffed with individuals who work exhausting every single day and night time to reply that query with their actions and dedication to caring for others. I’m proud, too, that our well being system solidified our dedication to offering the fitting care for everybody and guaranteeing well being fairness by hiring our first-ever chief fairness and inclusion officer (CEIO), Selynto Anderson, Ph.D.
Well being fairness implies that each particular person has a good alternative to succeed in his or her highest stage of well being. Reaching this state requires us to grasp and deal with the social determinants of well being (like schooling, meals insecurity, housing, employment and extra), in addition to the obstacles to well being care which will exist. Lee Well being has a protracted historical past of working to enhance the well being of each particular person in our neighborhood and having Selynto on our workforce helps us higher arrange our efforts all through our well being system and Southwest Florida.
Selynto brings greater than 15 years of management in neighborhood well being, well being fairness, range and inclusion to his position right here at Lee Well being. He is aware of there’s by no means a one-size-fits-all method to well being care and the trail to well being fairness requires conversations and relationship constructing. Past his profession expertise, Selynto brings compassion, a love of individuals and an understanding of the significance of assembly everybody the place they’re on their well being journey. It’s his need to attach with people who I feel will assist propel us even additional in our journey to fairness, inclusion and improved well being outcomes.
I sit up for sharing extra of the work that Selynto is main, in addition to the myriad examples of what Lee Well being is doing for others every single day and night time.
Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA is the president & CEO of Lee Well being, Southwest Florida’s main vacation spot for well being care providing acute care, emergency care, rehabilitation and diagnostic providers, well being and wellness schooling, and neighborhood outreach and advocacy packages. Go to www.LeeHealth.org to study extra.